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Help paint Pima Purple in October

Pima County is participating again in the Paint Pima Purple campaign, designed to raise awareness and help eradicate domestic abuse. 

County employees are encouraged to join in the simple campaign activities both at home and at work to help mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.emerge

Throughout the month of October, here are simple things you can do to participate:
  • Wear a purple ribbon or sticker throughout the month
  • Display a Paint Pima Purple bumper sticker on your car
  • Subscribe to Emerge enews at here to get the latest about the efforts to stop domestic abuse in Pima County, and share it with your networks 
  • Put a purple ribbon at the bottom of every email you send
  • Post domestic violence awareness information on your Facebook page or website
  • Change outdoor light bulbs to purple
  • Distribute wallet cards (provided by Emerge) to your networks, to ensure they know how to respond to DV survivors
  • Set up a Paint Pima Purple display or post information in your work area
Additionally, Thursday, October 18 is Wear Purple Day.  All Pima County employees are encouraged to wear purple on that day. On October 19, the “Stuff-the-Truck” donation drive to benefit participants at Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse will be held at the Target in Oro Valley (10555 N. Oracle Road), then again on October 26 in Tucson at the Eastside Sam Levitz (100 N. Pantano Road).

See the informational flier here

People can drop off donated items to help victims of domestic abuse from 7am to 8pm in Oro Valley, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Tucson. The most needed items for Emerge can be found here.

The Pima County Health Department will help distribute Paint Pima Purple campaign materials at community outreach events during October and Fleet Services will be participating with Paint Pima Purple bumper sticker on County vehicles.

Paint Pima Purple is an initiative of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and the Pima County Attorney’s Office in partnership with Pima County and local businesses and nonprofit organizations. More information about the Paint Pima Purple campaign can be found at www.emergecenter.org or on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) @EmergeTucson.

Domestic violence affects thousands of families in Pima County every year and has a significant toll on the entire community. Children who grow up in these households, even if they are not abused, are more likely to have significant health risk factors later in life.  When victims and survivors aren’t supported or don’t receive help, their lives are disrupted and their productivity at work suffers. Repairing the injuries and wounds that abusers inflict on their families represent significant healthcare costs.

For more information, please visit www.Emergecenter.org or call (520) 795-8001. 
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